David Ortiz Children's Fund

David Ortiz Children's Fund Providing essential support to children in New England and in the Dominican Republic who cannot afford the critical cardiac services they need.
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One morning in February 2005, at the suggestion of his friends and family, David Ortiz went to CEDIMAT Hospital to visit children who had recently received life-saving heart care operations. David was hoping he could help put a smile on the faces of these young children, and help them to forget their troubles for a moment. The children he was visiting had all received heart surgery through the work of Heartcare Dominicana, an NGO in the Dominican Republic, which routinely joined forces with U.S. based not-for-profits such as International Hospital for Children, to train local medical personnel to provide much needed operations to native children in need. As David walked through the Intensive Care Unit, he saw children who reminded him of himself in his youth. They should have been out playing in the ball fields, not fighting health problems. He spoke to the kids and their parents and was amazed by their resilience. When he reached the last bed, he saw a two-year old boy who was recovering from surgery and crying into the arms of his mother. David's own son was the same age, and, thank God, healthy. This boy looked so fragile, so small. David was overwhelmed. He left the hospital that day tearfully uttering his desire, his need, to do something for these children. He made a promise that he would help them somehow. After David's historic season with the Boston Red Sox in 2006, he hosted a fund-raiser which raised dollars through personal contributions, ticket sales and a silent auction. The money raised through this fund-raiser allowed David to give back to the children who touched him a year prior. Soon after, David established the David Ortiz Children's Fund, in partnership with International Hospital for Children. The next time he visited CEDIMAT Hospital, David came with a check for $200,000 made out to Heartcare Dominicana so that Heartcare Dominicana could continue and expand upon the great work they were doing. That same day, David met Diana Reyes, a 14 year old girl from San Pedro de Macoris who was the first official beneficiary of the David Ortiz Children's Fund. Diana's eyes lit up when she saw David come in to her room as she said "Thank you for giving me the chance to live." Since then, the David Ortiz Children's Fund (DOCF) has been dedicated to raising funds that enable children in the Dominican Republic and the Northeastern United States to have access to the pediatric critical care they need to live full, productive lives. Funds are raised through personal donations, public donations, corporate partnerships and fund-raising events. In 2008, David was awarded UNICEF's Children's Champion Award. In 2009, the DOCF formed an official partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital for Children to continue and extend its life-saving mission in New England.

Operating as usual

Meet Amelia, a heart warrior who was facing a very complicated procedure. At just 12 months old she needed 3 surgeries i...
09/24/2020

Meet Amelia, a heart warrior who was facing a very complicated procedure. At just 12 months old she needed 3 surgeries in two months. Today, we’re proud to say she has recovered fully and is now 5 years olds.

Her story is only possible with your continued support. As we celebrate another 10 years of the David Ortiz Children's Fund let’s save more lives with BIG PAPI!

Donate $10 (or any amount you are able) at www.ortiz34.org.

#34for34
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DID YOU KNOW? David Ortiz Children's Fund together with Clínica Medica Dr. Oscar Ovidio Benavides. worked to establish a...
09/22/2020

DID YOU KNOW? David Ortiz Children's Fund together with Clínica Medica Dr. Oscar Ovidio Benavides. worked to establish a Pediatric Cardiology Family Support Program for families preparing for their young children’s heart surgery. Led by Dr. Katia Canenguez and Jessica Gifford Nigrelli (a mother of two young children who live with congenital heart defects), this program provides a safe and supportive environment for parents to learn how to best manage through this scary and often overwhelming time.

Offering both a behavioral health specialist and an experienced parent perspective, this group meets regularly to facilitate discussions on:

• Helping your child prepare for surgery
• Stress and relaxation strategies for parents and children
• Helping your child communicate and manage their emotions when preparing for surgery
• Self-care for parents/caregivers
• Siblings and how to support their needs

DOCF is excited to use insights gained from this program to help strengthen the standard of care provided to families in the Dominican Republic.

#34for34

09/21/2020
We’ve reuniting with our David Ortiz Children’s Fund kids

During our 34 days of celebration we’ll be sharing their remarkable stories with you. And this is only possible with your continued support.

Please help set up the next 10 years of this life-saving work with Big Papi. Donate $10 (or any amount you are able) at www.ortiz34.org.

Help Papi save more lives!

#34for34



#heartwarriors
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#boston
#dominicanrepublic

Video edit courtesy @nesn

09/21/2020
We’ve reuniting with our David Ortiz Children's Fund kids

We’ve reuniting with our David Ortiz Children's Fund kids (some are adults now). During our 34 days of celebration we’ll be sharing their remarkable stories to you.

Please help set up the next 10 years of this life-saving work with Big Papi. Donate $10 (or any amount you are able) at www.ortiz34.org.

Help David Ortiz save more lives!

#34for34

We’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the @davidortizfund which provides lifesaving heart surgeries & care to kid...
09/17/2020

We’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the @davidortizfund which provides lifesaving heart surgeries & care to kids!

On 9/18, the @redsox will dedicate their game against the @yankees to Big Papi. @davidortiz will be (virtually) in the house throwing out the first pitch, doing a @redsox IG Live takeover, providing commentary, calling into special guests and more. Fans can join in on the cause by donating $10 at ortiz34.org.

David Ortiz Children's Fund's cover photo
09/16/2020

David Ortiz Children's Fund's cover photo

Only 1 foursome slot left for the DAVID ORTIZ HEART CLASSIC 🏌🏽‍♂️ October 5th. DM for details
09/15/2020

Only 1 foursome slot left for the DAVID ORTIZ HEART CLASSIC 🏌🏽‍♂️ October 5th. DM for details

Congratulations Shannon. You did it! 26.2 miles in the books. 🥇🏃‍♀️Go team Big Papi!#finishstrong #chdawareness #bostonm...
09/07/2020

Congratulations Shannon. You did it! 26.2 miles in the books. 🥇🏃‍♀️Go team Big Papi!

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@tlortiz

Labor of love ❤️ #chdawareness #heartwarrior#davidortiz#1in100#davidortizfund #redsox #laborday
09/07/2020

Labor of love ❤️

#chdawareness
#heartwarrior
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#redsox
#laborday

Look what came in the mail! 🤗 Are you ready for 124th Boston Marathon Virtual Experience? Did you download the app? Foll...
09/04/2020

Look what came in the mail! 🤗 Are you ready for 124th Boston Marathon Virtual Experience? Did you download the app?

Follow @bostonmarathon @johnhancock make sure you scan the QR code inside for an @adidasrunning welcome video.

Photo via @charityteams

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Big Papi loves showing his friends how to download the Boston Marathon Virtual Experience Mobile App powered by AT&T Fol...
08/28/2020

Big Papi loves showing his friends how to download the Boston Marathon Virtual Experience Mobile App powered by AT&T

Follow Team Big Papi 26.2 miles in real times with pre race audio including the Star-Spangled Banner performed by the Boston Symphony and more!

To learn more visit: http://bit.ly/BMVEapplaunch

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Delivering ❤️ to our friend Maverick today after his surgery. He is not undergoing any heart procedures but we want ALL ...
08/25/2020

Delivering ❤️ to our friend Maverick today after his surgery. He is not undergoing any heart procedures but we want ALL of our children to have a full a healthy life. Please send love to his mom @marti_linnane and sister Taylor. #maverickstrong

Sending love to Cameron Smith this morning. The Minnesota Vikings linebacker will under go open-heart surgery to fix a b...
08/24/2020

Sending love to Cameron Smith this morning. The Minnesota Vikings linebacker will under go open-heart surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve that I was born with. He learned about this serious heart condition after testing positive for COVID-19. ♥️ You got this CAM!

#CHDawarness #1in100 #heartwarrior #CameronSmith #BigPapi #davidortiz #minnesota #vikings #redsox

School is back. Don’t worry. You got this. For children and parents all over the world this school year will be very dif...
08/19/2020

School is back. Don’t worry. You got this.

For children and parents all over the world this school year will be very different. Take it one day at a time. #chdawareness #backtoschool #backtowork #heartwarrior #1in100 #davidortiz #redsox #boston #bigpapi

08/14/2020

You didn’t come this far, to only come this far. #finishSTRONG!

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Sending love to @theheartdad and baby Charlotte today ❤️ ・・・Stress levels very high this week as Charlotte (who has kick...
08/13/2020

Sending love to @theheartdad and baby Charlotte today ❤️
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Stress levels very high this week as Charlotte (who has kicked butt through two major open-heart surgeries to date) has a checkup today with her cardiologist.

Prayers or general good vibes from Everyone greatly appreciated by me and my Family. Hoping the news is good, and we are told Charlotte’s required third major open-heart surgery does not have to happen anytime soon. #🙏🙏🙏 #HeartWarriors #HeartWarrior #HLHS #HypoplasticLeftHeartSyndrome #TwoOpenHeartSurgeries #CHD #CHDBaby #CHDWarrior #HeartBaby #CHDAwareness #StrokeSurvivor #GTube #Tubie #TubieBaby #HeartMom #HeartFamily #HeartDad #DadLife @theheartdad @heartwarriorsinc

Happy Birthday to our wonderful DOCF president Hallie Lieberman Lorber!
08/07/2020

Happy Birthday to our wonderful DOCF president Hallie Lieberman Lorber!

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be ...
08/05/2020

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Here are some tips to keeping our #chdwarriors safe.

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As of 2005, about 83% of infants with critical CHDs survived to one year. 🧁 A partir de 2005, aproximadamente el 83% de ...
07/28/2020

As of 2005, about 83% of infants with critical CHDs survived to one year. 🧁

A partir de 2005, aproximadamente el 83% de los bebés con CHDs críticos sobrevivieron hasta un año.

source: CDC

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07/23/2020

Baseball is back! @mlb #tbt

MAKE YOUR LIFESAVING DONATION TODAY!Everyday underprivileged children go without critical pediatric care. With your supp...
07/22/2020

MAKE YOUR LIFESAVING DONATION TODAY!
Everyday underprivileged children go without critical pediatric care. With your support, we can level the playing field, so every child has a chance.

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Happy birthday Ray Allen! Thank you for supporting the David Ortiz Children's Fund over the years.
07/20/2020

Happy birthday Ray Allen! Thank you for supporting the David Ortiz Children's Fund over the years.

07/17/2020

#finishSTRONG Friday and we still have more work to do. The 124th Boston Marathon which is one of our key fundraisers has transitioned to a virtual event. This year will tremendously historically to say the least so we need your help to ensure our little heart warriors continue receiving much needed care. To date, we have helped 9,059 children including 935 surgeries in the DR and 1,158 surgical procedures.

Check out the link in my bio for more info on what the DOCF does to help children and families with congenital heart defects. And if you have a few dollars to spare, these kids could really use our help.
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nosotros te amamos#CHDawareness #1in100 #bigpapi #davidortiz #bigapibigheart #heartwarrior
07/15/2020

nosotros te amamos

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Did you know some of your favorite entertainers were born with a heart condition? 1 in 100 babies are born with CHD each...
07/15/2020

Did you know some of your favorite entertainers were born with a heart condition? 1 in 100 babies are born with CHD each year and while each scenario is different our goal to making sure every child can live out their dreams.

#CHDawareness #1in100 #bigpapi #davidortiz #bigapibigheart #heartwarrior

ATTN: TEAM PAPI RUNNERS!!! Registration is now open for the 124th Boston Marathon Virtual Experience. This virtual race ...
07/07/2020

ATTN: TEAM PAPI RUNNERS!!! Registration is now open for the 124th Boston Marathon Virtual Experience. This virtual race which will be held September 7-14 is only for participates who entered the Boston Marathon originally scheduled for April 20th. All runners will receive a email with a unique link.

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The BAA announced that registration for the 124th Boston Marathon Virtual Experience will open on Tuesday, July 7 at 10:...
07/03/2020

The BAA announced that registration for the 124th Boston Marathon Virtual Experience will open on Tuesday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m. The virtual race is open only to participants who were originally entered in the Boston Marathon scheduled for April 20.
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Welcome to the Social Distance Dash 2.0 Weekend! Good luck to all of our runners getting outside and taking on the Socia...
07/03/2020
Social Distance Dash 2.0 - FMP Productions

Welcome to the Social Distance Dash 2.0 Weekend! Good luck to all of our runners getting outside and taking on the Social Distance Dash for the charity of their choice. We look forward to seeing your runs throughout the weekend! Make sure to share your photos and videos using #SocialDistanceDash

Cabin fever has set in for all of us, especially with summer just around the corner! After the success of SDD 1.0 with over 1,200 runners and over $30,000 donated to our 20 charity partners, we are ready to hit the road again! In honor of our patriotic theme, we are going all out.

06/25/2020

7 DAYS! We are just 7 DAYS away! What are you waiting for?! Join our virtual community for the Social Distance Dash on Independence day weekend. Register today at socialdistancedash.org. .
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Today as we honor fatherhood and the influence of paternal bonds in society, we want to give a special thank you to all ...
06/21/2020

Today as we honor fatherhood and the influence of paternal bonds in society, we want to give a special thank you to all the fathers of our little heart warriors. You are our SUPER HEROS 🦸🏽‍♂️

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06/15/2020

We all have different goals to strive for. It doesn't matter what your goal is, only that you are working towards it and accomplishing what you set your mind to. Whatever your goal may be, you can reach it. Don't stop until you are proud of the work you have done. .
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06/12/2020

ONLY 20 DAYS AWAY! We are so close to the Social Distance Dash 2.0. So, hit the road, start working towards your goals and we'll see you at the virtual finish line! Visit socialdistancedash.org to register!
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Teeing off the 13th Annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic with @davidortiz and @davidortizfund to help children with...
06/12/2020

Teeing off the 13th Annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic with @davidortiz and @davidortizfund to help children with congenital heart defects. 🏌️‍♀️⛳️❤️

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I am committed to running the 2020 Boston Marathon 4 consecutive times, the official marathon being number 4. This is known as the Boston Quad. This will be my 4th year in a row doing this. Tell ya what, if I can get $5,000 donations by Sunday 11-24-19 at midnight, I will do the double quad. This would pay for a surgery for a family of a child who cannot afford the surgery.
Gracias familia....
AL GRAN SER HUMANO QUE ES DAVID ORTIZ, PAPA DIOS LE DA GRAN SALUD Y LO CUIDARA SIEMPRE POR TAN GRAN CORAZÓN, LLENO DE AMOR Y SENCILLEZ QUE LO CARACTERIZA. BENDICIONES PARA EL ALEGRE DAVID ORTIZ.
Buenos días disculpen como puedo comunicarme con su fundación le he dejado varios mensajes en Meseenger pero no me responden, tengo muchos meces tratando de comunicarme. Por favor.
Some thoughts about gratitude and being a part of #pinchrun4papi marathon team each year! @gorbelinc @davidortizchildrensfund @davidortiz #togetherforward
Por favor ayuden a Alefany Rijo en R. D.
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-Dylan David 2
David Ortiz Children's Fund Great way to enjoy summer and help kids in need!